Women in surgery
Too few American female medical students are choosing surgery, a pattern that needs to change.
The bone boys
Doctors can suffer from the "curse of knowledge," speaking in jargon patients struggle to understand.
Medical care in the 21st-century includes learning how to deal with the complexities of diversity.
Some life-changing medications are lucked on, but even luck begs the right circumstances.
Looking to heal
In the absence of a steadfast dress code, just what should a 21st-century doctor look like?
The creative knife
Some surgeries are imaginative enough to incorporate the genetics of great art.
Slices of life
Cell staining is vital to biologists and doctors, but it also dishes up a stunning kind of artistry.
Medical brain stretching requires learning your words, and a father can come in handy.
Brain and music
Responses to music can thrill and sate the body like sex and food. The question is why.
Under the skin
Understanding Ebola rationally means studying how bacteria works and a virus is born.
Pain by any name
Killing minor human pain can seem like a simple process. In fact, it's anything but.